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Uxbridge High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 457 students

 
 

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Posted May 15, 2013

The School is nice but the system is so out of touch with reality. To start with the high school wanted a new building, but sadly the School or town didn't check to see if the person in charge of the budget had a basic understanding of math. and so once the new school got approved in came the famous Oooppss I forgot about a sports field. The school was urging parents to go and vote yes to being taxed for a field, after numerous No's to overturn they shoehorned it in regardless, great way to teach children democracy. Next comes the genius idea of putting in an Asphalt plant near the new school after all, what parent wouldn't want there children to be breathing in those fumes???? But as its such a small health risk no one thought it was worth blocking it for the childrens health sake. We are now in a situation where the school doesn't have enough money for this year and is trying everything to figure out where to get it. AP courses are going, as well as 15% of the teachers, but at least they have a nice sports field they can walk around and ponder where it all went wrong. As a parent you have to look at the system and think are they capable of educating my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

I think the teachers are doing fantastic job here . I have a son who goes to grade 2 and a daughter in K. The teachers are very kind ,loving and affectionate. I am looking forward to send my kids to the new high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2012

This school leaves so much to be desired especially for students with special needs! They say they want parent involvement but they will do everything to push you away to hide the fact that they don't follow ieps! ASC is a joke look at the description ask your student who has that class..they don't help. They don't even provide the services that they should to help either. Special ed. teachers are teaching regular classes when they belong helping the students like they should be that need it! They push the college prep classes and dwell most attention on the advance students....what about the ones that struggle and deserve material and support to help them succeed too. Their parents pay the taxes too in town. Please wake up and smell the coffee before its to late. All we want for our children to be the best they can...too succeed and live independently too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2011

I go to this school and it sucks. The teachers are horrible and disorganized treat the students like little kids and the wrong students get in trouble for something someone else did. They can't even keep schedules and rules right. Not worth it. Bad education=Uxbridge high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2008

Do not send any of ur kids to this school! the onyl good thing i can think of is that some of the teachers are good but it is overcrowded and needs to be updated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2008

I loved every second of my 4 years at Uxbridge. The school spirit is amazing and the teachers are always there for you! I don't know who I would be if I had gone to a different high school. I just know that Uxbridge made me the successful and independent woman I am today. One day when I have children, they too will be attending the Uxbridge Public School System. Hopefully there will be a new school by then though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2007

While the school does need some updating, i believe that Uxbridge makes up for it in other catagories. The teachers are outstanding. Some teachers do have some unorthodox ways of teaching but that is what keeps students as myself happy to be here. As a new teacher told my class 'Uxbridge has something that i have never seen before. People actually care. Whether it is student to student or teacher to student people care.' I myself am happy to say i have a good relationship with all my teachers. I am currently a junior at Uxbridge High School. What ever bad people havee to say about Uxbridge, you should really listen to the students. Aren't we the ones who have to go to the school?
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2006

As a recent graduate of Uxbridge High School I would like to express my opinion on the school. I graduated in 2004 and at that time the school had great teachers who work hard to keep the students on track but had no facility in which to do this. The high school was overwhelmed with the student population as were the classrooms, which made it difficult for one on one interaction between shy students and their teachers. There were 2 computer labs, containing maybe 50 computers total, to accommodate the 500 or so students. In short the school needs updating. The teachers are a great group of individuals who work hard to further the students education and the coaches on the athletic teams and after school groups work hard to keep the kids out of trouble.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 12, 2006

I have 3 children who have been thru the system, with a 4th currently in elementary. All of them are successful, motivated students. I have found that there are a very few teachers at the high school level who have an odd (to say the least) way of running their classes, but my kids have always enjoyed their time there, nun the less. My current Senior got an early acceptance to her first choice college and my son is excelling in the sports of his choice. They are all doing well in their classes. On the other side, the Superintendant is a great guy and has addressed any of my concerns in a professional manor without making the kids uncomfortable. My sincerest thanks to all in Uxbridge, you have helped me raise some very fine kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2005

A fair overall program at best. While I am a staunch believer that a child gets from school what he/she puts into it, I feel the programs and teachers fail to develop the average student. Parent involvement is fair. As another respondent stated, extracurricular activities are readily accessible due to the low number of attending students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

My youngest child will graduate from UHS this year. The oldest is now a senior in an academically competetive college. Both children were given good advice and support by guidance counselors. The curriculum prepared them for 4 year colleges. They had opportunities to get involved in sports and activities because the school is small and participation is encouraged. As an involved parent, I have always received quick responses from teachers, administrators and guidance counselors. Discipline has been fair and effective. Sadly, the hallways and rest rooms in the building are overcrowded and the science and technology facilities need updating. These negatives are outweighed by the quality of the academics and the friendly, wholesome atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female93%
Male83%
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White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
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Students with disabilities39%
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Math

All Students76%
Female81%
Male74%
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White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
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Students with disabilities28%
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Science

All Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
African Americann/a
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White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities44%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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68%

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85%

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85%
Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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80%

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71%

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60%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Studentsn/a
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English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

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Introductory Physics

All Students93%
Female90%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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SAT participation

78%

Average SAT score

1548

Graduation rate

87%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 67%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 8%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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62 Capron St
Uxbridge, MA 01569
Phone: (508) 278-8636

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